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Euromonitor Reviews

Updated 19 October 2018
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  • "Poorly explained and badly executed career progression process" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Incompetent senior management that has never worked anywhere else" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "A fantastic company with amazing content and encouragement for personal growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Euromonitor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've worked in Sales here for 5 years+ and am saddened by some of the reviews on here. I note though that many are from sales people who lasted less than a year - which says it all! Hand on heart, this company is amazing. That's in terms of the content produced, working environment and best of all - so many super intelligent people who really do care. It's stimulating, interesting and fosters entrepreneurship. The progression is obvious, there are many people here like me, 5 years+. Thank you Euromonitor for offering such great careers and perks

    Cons

    We are growing fast! which means lots of new technologies and initiatives the company has invested in to make our lives easier in the long run. In the short term, as we get used to the changes, some minor frustrations probably unavoidable.

    Advice to Management

    Great job!


  2. "Nice chilled atmosphere but very slow progression"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Euromonitor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people
    Good entry salary
    Work often interesting

    Cons

    New structure is too focussed on admin so simple things take ages
    Salary starts being inadequate from the first promotion
    The work can be monotonous

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more freedom and increase salaries

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Positive Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Euromonitor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great fun people to work with
    - Good working hours
    - Very laid back
    - CSR program, great to get involved in charity work
    - Good for graduates

    Overall great place to learn new skills, get your experience and move on…

    Cons

    - Salary is below the market rate.
    - No equal opportunities
    - People who work hard aren't valued
    - No career opportunities
    - The great fun people mentioned above, they leave!! The turnover is high

    Advice to Management

    - Review equal opportunities policy / gender pay
    - Review employees salaries and compare it to industry standards
    - Stop wasting money on useless things and instead spend it on the staff who work hard rather than those who do nothing and play ping pong/pool all day


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Sales Career - Do not waste your time here they are wolf in sheeps skin"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Euromonitor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance

    The location - a good selection of restaurants and easy to commute to.

    You can make some good friends

    Flexi hour start between 8 and 10 am

    Work here as stepping stone if you must but be adviced its like quicksand once your in you will get too comfortable to leave and you will never progress internally.

    Cons

    From day one you will be sold a dream that this company cares about you - but they don't all they care about is getting you for as cheap as possible and making sure to keep you at that low level for as long as possible.

    The company has the laziest management team you will come across who do nothing all day except take credit for your work and talk bad about you behind your back if your not performing.

    There is no real training to develop your career

    They use to be a good company that looked after their people but that is no more.

    If you work hard - good luck getting that recognised into a tangible promotion or pay rise you have a better chance of becoming the mayor of London - no joke.

    They will find any and every excuse to keep you humble and not show off your achievements just to oppress you and keep you at bay. This is from senior management level all the way down to sales managers.

    No motivation within the office - you can hear a bin drop that is how quiet it is, so if your ambitious sales person good luck getting any energy from this place.

    People who have been there for some time have favourites on accounts and territory and you will be left with the leftovers.

    Honestly, do not be fooled by this companies past performances and quality it has gone downhill and it doesn't look like it will get any better soon.

    Advice to Management

    Do not Micromanage competent professionals who know how to do their jobs.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Euromonitor full-time

    Pros

    Great environment for learning
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Excessive micro management
    Career paths could be clearer


  6. Helpful (10)

    "Stepping stone company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Euromonitor full-time

    Pros

    Great for your first job - get your experience and leave asap.

    Working hours

    Some really good people

    Cons

    Pay - since leaving, I've doubled my salary in less than a year.

    Management - dead wood. Majority sit around not doing anything. They're clueless and rely on their staff to pick up their slack. Fire these people and give bonuses to those staff that deserve it.

    Lots of favouritism - be warned! People get hired and promoted based on who they know within the company. Lots of people who love to suck up to senior management who in turn love it as they do even less work than before. You have more chance of seeing them playing pool or table tennis than actually doing any work.

    HR - certain members of this team shouldn't be there. They have mouths that are bigger than their heads. The irony of working in HR.

    Politics across both offices.

    Overall, don't waste your time here, it's really not worth it. Really high staff turnover. It's not hard at all to get a job here. They're recruiting nearly 24:7 which says a lot.

    No career opportunities. They will suck every ml of blood from you and even then your bonus will be embarrassing.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out the management. Having people there for 20 years is a bad thing. They are way past their time and you need fresh faces with a brighter mindset. Hire people who know what they are doing rather than on favouritism.

    Also, you're not Google and never will be. The slide is absolutely pathetic and a total waste of money (rumours are 25k). Spend that money on staff that deserve it.


  7. Helpful (12)

    "Good place to slowly die and retire"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cloud Infrastructure Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Cloud Infrastructure Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Euromonitor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    extremely strong work life balance - wfh, flexible hours, table tennis, no pressure, laid back people
    ability to play with some new technologies in proofs of concept or on your own
    tons of free time to improve yourself

    Cons

    old fashioned values (ie. shut up and agree with your manager)
    love for micro management
    weak team collaboration
    too much political correctness
    afraid to take risks for innovation
    salary extremely below market rate

    Advice to Management

    Promote meritocracy so that the result would matter - not the time you have spent in the office pretending to work
    Get rid of weak senior management and incompetent workers - hire fewer better ones

  8. Helpful (15)

    "Effects of an Incompetent Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Euromonitor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's an established business, not a startup, as the leadership team often refer to it. Good brand, good product and talented people across the business.

    New product development.

    Flexi hours, nice office, good location

    Low pay compared to the industry average but very reasonable working hours

    Cons

    Sales Leadership:
    Sellers are overwhelmed by the internal complexity of their jobs. The company has finally increased sales support resources in the last few years, but the execution and timing were appalling. More support means sellers must process more information, involve more internal stakeholders, and engage with more technological touchpoints. Sales reps either ignore it or are forced to make trade-offs and this increases the cost of sales, places pressure on margins and raises cycle times.

    Feedback from reps or mid-management is hardly ever taken into consideration, which increases friction and staff turn-over. Middle managers have no real influence or autonomy, never achieve over-inflated targets and often earn peanuts compared to reps. A great example is ABC team - have they got any managers left?

    No transparency and eroding corporate culture. This is predominantly driven by several factors:

    CEO's focus has shifted from taking the existing business to new levels of growth to new product development. Strategic and operational priorities were left in the hands of highly incompetent people with personal agendas.

    No real senior executive accountability.

    VPs of sales are mostly focused on expanding their areas of influence whether through assuming more responsibilities or promoting their loyalists to positions of influence. This means that the company suffers not only from inefficiencies in decision making, it tampers with business growth prospects, successful delivery of overarching growth strategy and erodes what's once was a great corporate culture. It also stops talented people being promoted to lead important business functions.

    Although career development strategy has been rolled out, many roles have been created which aren't necessary. People don't take this seriously because a change in your job title with no alteration in responsibilities isn't growth or development. Meritocracy principles need to be introduced.
     Stop favoritism and sexism - this is clearly evident through official salary reporting and general sentiment in the organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Note to owners - if you do wish to see your business grow and return to being one of the best companies to work for, you need to seriously consider the capabilities of your sales leadership team. New CRM or other sales enablement systems are catalysts for growth and introduction of such should not be used as excuses for poor sales performance.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Overall, a good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Euromonitor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Euromonitor is a lovely place to work. Full of intelligent, interesting and fun people for the most part.

    The product is liked by clients and for the most part it’s genuinely useful. We are still ahead of the competition.

    It’s a medium sized corporate with a small company feel. You can get things done by asking around.

    Work life balance is genuine.

    You can carve out your own path to a certain extent.

    HR has seen some big transformations recently and it’s trending positively.

    There are some exciting developments in the pipeline.

    Cons

    We are very top level controlled under a one size fits all banner. Just because it worked 10 yrs ago is not a good reason to keep doing it.

    Those intelligent and fun people I mentioned in the pros? They leave. Turnover is crazy high.

    We used to be a lean organisation, now we’re moving into middle size corporate bloat. Lots of staff with really questionable roles.

    Training of new staff is pretty appalling. Training for existing staff is even worse. Recent efforts have been laughably bad.

    A lot of new ideas are started, nothing is ever followed up on.

    Pay is below market rate.

    Sales teams are petty demoralised.

    Advice to Management

    Pay for existing staff needs a big bump. Passport is starting to look old hat. I hope new projects will solve this. Maybe time to hire externally for some senior roles to inject ideas and energy into the business. We did this once and the results were pretty excellent!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Euromonitor full-time

    Pros

    Great environment for learning new skills

    Cons

    Growth takes time due to the fact its a corporate business


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